Each month the Berks Photographic Society will feature the work of one of its members.
The Featured Member for September 2013 is Wendy Koert
What town do you live in?
Good old Reading, Pa.
What is your age?
59 and counting.
How old were you when you developed an interest in Photography?
About 42 years old.
What was your first camera?
Nikon F100 Film Camera was my 1st serious camera.
Have you had any training in Photography? If so, please describe.
I took a basic class in college in 1973, but most of my “training” has been just shooting, shooting, shooting and then also talking with and relating to other photographers. I always enjoy looking at other people’s photographs on our monthly contests, photography websites, magazines, and books.
Do you belong to any other Photography Organizations? (PSA, PPA, NAPP, etc.)
Photography Enthusiasts – a small Meet-Up group in Boyertown, PA.
Is photography a hobby, a serious pursuit, your profession?
Photography is my world and my passion. Nothing is more exciting than knowing when you got a good shot, (except maybe riding roller coasters as a hobby).
What types of photography interest you the most? (ex: Portraits, Landscapes, Weddings, Nature, Travel, Glamour, etc. List all that apply)
Probably Nature Photography is my favorite: all inclusive of landscapes, close-ups and macro shots. Also what might be called: “charming country shots”.
How long have you been a member of The Berks Photographic Society?
13 very interesting years.
What do you see as the biggest benefit of being a member of The Berks Photographic Society.
Listening to and being open to other peoples’ opinions about photographs during critiques, but not necessarily agreeing with them. Sharing knowledge with other members.
Do you have a website, or profile where we can see more of your work?
Is there anything else that you would like people to know about you or your photography?
The older I get the harder it is to get back up from laying down to get a shot. I usually make a shirt out of a black trash bag and also “bottoms” you can put your legs through out of a 2nd trash bag so I don’t get that dirty while I’m wriggling around in the dirt. It still doesn’t make it easier to get back up though. But it’s quite the fashion statement.
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